The world became a little darker on Saturday, January 12th, 2019, when Ryan Alexander Audie, 23, left us to start his next journey.
Ryan was loved by everyone who met him. His infectious smile, joyous laugh, and unending humor were enough to win anyone over. Ryan had a spark and passion for art and music that he would share with anyone. He was a light in many people’s lives and he will be dearly missed.
A member of the Disney Springs Benihana crew, Ryan loved cooking, both at work and at home. He enjoyed playing Dungeons And Dragons and a myriad of video games. You could often find him enjoying the cold morning air on the porch, sipping tea and getting lost in his thoughts.
Ryan is survived by his beloved daughter, Anastasia; his mother, Heidi; father, Kevin; brothers Chris and Lucas; grandmothers, “Oma” and “Nana”; grandfather, “Gramps”; sister-in-law, Emma; girlfriend, Kelsie; ex-wife, Sia; a small army of uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews; his second moms, Kimberly and Valerie; and the sisters he never asked for, Olivia, Katie, Brinna, and Meagan.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, “Opa”, and his Uncle, Peter.
Ryan’s legacy will be carried on and he will be in our hearts always and forever.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held Friday, January 18th at 11 am, at the Disney Springs Benihana.
1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
I've known you ever since you were 4 years old and I was lucky enough to grow up two doors down from you. You were such a light in my heart and I will never forget you. You were amazing and you left your mark on everyone who was lucky enough to meet you. I will always love you Ryan. All my love to your family and friends; its impossible to forget your grace and glory.
Maria GiugnoAnsonia, CT
John & maria McPaddenAnsonia, CT
Brother the times we spend together from the days we trained and joke around, the working crazy days and the slow days we you ask me let’s have a cigarette and talk out side before we get caught hahaha I will miss you bro and def you left a legacy on your family friends and every one you got to cook for! You were a joy full fun amazing individual that never got mad or was bother by any thing while we work!!! Is sad you are no longer in this world but I bet your now with the stars and like I always told you “SEE YOU LATER SPACE COWBOY” till we meet again now RIP much love ❤️. Gabriel R
Gabriel ROrlando, FL
Our hearts go out to your entire family. Special hugs to Kevin and Melanie. Peace to you Ryan.
Sheila Aggarwal and Jake BarrettSyracuse, NY